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done. gotta grow some corn in that field real season. [laughter] it's early spring. listen have a great day everybody, the news continues here on fox and boy, a lot to cover. "happening now" starts right now. we'll see you on friday. jon: and we begin with a fox news alert, robert durst returning to court right now in new orleans for a policemen their hearing on weapons charges. those could carry a combined maximum sentence of 30 years behind bars. but durst's lawyers want the charges thrown out, arguing the his arrest and the search of his hotel room were without a warrant. we'll have much more with our legal panel later in the hour. ♪ ♪ jon: first, though terror hits home in two countries, al-shabaab gunmen storm a college dorm in kenya targeting
christians for death while al-qaeda fighters in yemen strike government buildings, including a prison. good morning, i'm jon scott, and we welcome back jenna lee. jenna: a lot happening today, i am jenna lee, and in yemen is where we're going to start al-qaeda setting hundreds of prisoners free while terrorists kill at least 15 people in a college dorm in kenya, and now they're holding hostages. amy kellogg is live with the latest out of our loan bureau. >> reporter: well, that death toll is officially at 15, but one of the al-shabaab militants called a local news agency and said he was looking at lots of christian bodies around so that death toll is very likely to go higher. also in that phone call the al-shabaab militant said they were targeting the university because some of its students had been doing missionary work jenna, not of a muslim nature. but what we do know about the university in northeastern kenya
is that it's the only university in the region where young people can get a properly-certified degree so it is mixed. all reports we are getting is that it is the christian students who are being singled out. that said, the five or six gunmen who stormed the university before dawn shot at students indiscriminately as well. now security services are having a very difficult time right now getting to the one remaining dorm where the hostages are being held because some of the militants have actually taken to rooftops, and they are sniping at police below. in this comes just a week after a university in nairobi the capital of kenya posted a warning that they had some intelligence that al-shabaab was planning a retaliatory attack against vital installations in nairobi including a major university. al-shabaab has been attacking kenyan institutions over the last few years including the westgate mall because kenyan troops have been quite successfully battling
al-shabaab troops in somalia. finally, 535 students are not accounted for. that doesn't mean they're all hostage, injured or killed. some of them escaped, some may be day students. there's a lot of chaos, so we don't know exactly the number of students in danger imminently at the moment, but death toll and injury counts are likely to climb as this is ongoing. jenna: still very much a developing story. amy, thank you. jon: earlier today indiana lawmakers scrambled to revise the religious freedom law in that state to include protections for gays and lesbians hoping to silence a backlash as many christians are also getting into the political battle over religious freedom. shannon bream is live in washington with more. >> reporter: one of the issues that's been presenting trouble for indiana is it doesn't have a state law specifically prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender
identity, and critics say without that backstop against discrimination on the books members of the gay andless community feel vulnerable. lawmakers, with input from religious and lgbt communities they believe they've found a workable solution. here's indiana's house speaker, republican brian bosma. >> the message is clear today, it's coming from republicans, democrats, corporate leaders the community leaders of all stripes that indiana is open for business. we welcome everyone, we discriminate against no one. >> reporter: the compromise being rolled out today would specifically prohibit businesses or individuals from refusing services based on sexual orientation or gender identity. if a gay individual wants to order a cake the business couldn't say we won't serve you simply because you're gay. however, if that individual wanted to order a cake for a same-sex wedding, then the
protections of the religious freedom law would kick in. remember, that does not end the debate it simply gives the business legal protection should a dispute wind up in court. they sill have -- they still have to prove their case, and as for whether indiana may add a separate state law specifically banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, lawmakers say it's something they're likely to consider in a future session. a number of potential 2016 presidential contenders have weighed in in support of indiana's governor. jon: and the arguing goes on. shannon bream, thank you. jenna: another big story, new jersey senator robert menendez is expected in federal court in newark in a couple of hours to answer charges that he used his influence to benefit a wealthy florida eye doctor allegedly for gifts and campaign contributions. doug mckelway is following the story live in washington as well. jr. as senator menendez makes
his first court appearance at 1:00 this afternoon, we can expect him to plead a vigorous not guilty to the 14-count indictment alleging briarly and conspiracy as he did last night at a press conference packed with his supporters. >> i'm outraged that prosecutors at the justice department were tricked into starting this investigation three years ago with false allegations by those who have a political motive to silence me. but i will not be silenced. [applause] >> reporter: also charged with 13 counts is menendez's friend, the wealthy south florida eye surgeon, salomon melgen, the investigation began back in 2010 after reports that me 9/11 december took many trips to the dominican public on melgen's private airplane. but the indictment goes much farther than that alleging menendez received use of caribbean villas, access to an
excliewfsive dominican resort, a stay at a luxury paris eau hotel, golf outings and tens of thousands of dollars in contributions to a legal defense fund. the indictment also alleges menendez intervened after the centers for medicare and medicaid services accused melgen of overbillion for -- overbilling for millions of dollars of max lahr degeneration. the government's -- the government may use its case against melgen to go after menendez. >> they're going to try and flip doctor, meaning they're going to try and offer the doctor a deal so that he will testify against senator menendez. if they do that, i would think the government's case is very strong and the senator would be wise to consider a plea bargain. >> reporter: menendez has himmed case is politically motivated. as ranking member of the foreign
relations committee -- a post from which he has temporarily stepped down now -- he was been vocal against cuba and iran policy. jenna: doug, thank you. jon: well, it could be the first game changer, you might say, in the 2016 presidential campaign. we're talking about wisconsin governor scott walker firing up the crowd during his speech at the iowa freedom summit in january. with more on the other events let's bring in david cadny with "u.s. news & world report". you say there are four big game-changing events that have defined the race to this point and that was the first one, scott walker's speech. what makes that so significant? >> well, it was the first big event, cattle call where all these presidential aspirants went out to iowa, gave big speeches before a religious group. all the national media trotted out there to cover id, and it's
really where with scott walker was placed on the map. you see polling that shows him ahead nationally, ahead in iowa, and it was that first speech that caught people's attention because he really was introducing himself to people who didn't know much about him giving a biographical speech. but he also gave it with gusto, with energy. the question was, was he too boring to be a contender and he proved and met that bar out in iowa, and everything has been upwards for scott walker since. jon: one guy who got out of the race january 30th, mitt romney. you said that is the second event that really has changed the dynamic of this campaign. >> yeah absolutely. i don't think we can underestimate how big of a deal romney would have been if he got in the race just because of the loyalty to him in the last campaign. you had operatives in each state, big fundraisers in major cities who were ready to get back onboard again. romney obviously would have had a nice polling bump just from being the nominee last time.
didn't guarantee that he was going to be able to do it again. but now because he got out it freed up all these people to move to other campaigns, and you're starting to see that. some of the bow nors moving to jeb bush, chris christie, maybe marco rubio in the coming weeks. romney freed up all the talent in the field. jon: so if mitt romney was an obstacle on the republican side hillary clinton has always been an obstacle on the democratic side, but she did not have a particularly good march. her e-mail controversy, you say, is still shaping this race. >> yeah. and democrats push back on this. they say this e-mail scandal won't matter to real people. well, there's a consulting group k5u8ed the gauge group that monitors media mentions of stories, and they calculated that this e-mail story got twice the amount of media mentions than the been ghazi attacks that -- benghazi attacks that
obviously pinpointed hillary clinton back in december of 2012. so that story has good old-fashioned legs and it can continue to have legs into april and may now that republicans want to call her up to congress to testify about her e-mails. we see new revelations about story each day about what devices she used, how she used them what e-mails is she sent. i don't think that's going to change. so to say that the hillary e-mail story doesn't matter, i don't know how you can say that when it's dominated the headlines for months. jon: yeah. your fourth one surprised me and might our viewers as well. you say that ted cruz's announcement, you know, jumping into the campaign as the first big name republican that really kind of shook up the field. >> yeah. this is kind of an interesting story because ted cruz no one i saw this -- no one saw this coming. he announced in sort of an, at the end of the month. usually people start at a new
quarter to announce their candidacy, at the top of the month. many people are going to do this in april. ted cruz sort of snuck up on everybody. did it in an unorthodox fashion by doing it at liberty university and then going to early primary states, so he had a built-in awed quince. but he raised a million dollars in the first 24, 26 hours, and they're reporting -- jon: and four million in eight days he says. >> and four million in eight days. that's the news today. that is going to get a lot of the republican rivals that he's going to be going against head turning, that he was able to pull $4 million. the other thing is that most of the contributions are from people who donated under $100, so he can go back to these donors for more in three six months if he's still a viable candidate. jon: interesting. david, thank you. >> thank you, jon. jenna: one other big story today the iran nuke talks are going into overtime again. diplomats from six countries huddled in strategy sessions today to speed up negotiations as iran's foreign minister says
the talks have made, quote, significant progress, and they're close to a preliminary agreement but not there yet. remember, he's just the one in the room doing the negotiating. coming up later this hour, our guests will weigh in on what could be a major loophole for iran regardless of any agreement. moments from now. jon: more chaos in yemen to tell you about as al-qaeda storms a prison throwing open the doors for hundreds of inmates. it is a hotbed for terror plots. our next guest calls it a train wreck for the united states. and caught on tape a wild shootout at a cell phone store? why are police looking for the guy who got fired at first? and we want to hear from you, what impact will the corruption charges against new jersey democratic senator robert menendez have on his political future? our live chat is up and running foxnews.com/happeningnow. cluck on america's canning to get -- click on america's asking
jon: right now some crime stories we're following. prosecutors in the aaron her hernandez murder trial expected to rest today after a one-time friend of the former nfl player testified that hernandez could be paranoid as times. he's pleading not guilty to the 2013 murder of a man who was dating his fiancee's sister. the death penalty not on the table for two men charged with gunning down a las vegas woman in front of her home. phoenix police are looking for a serial cell phone robber. you see the suspect here walking behind the counter, flashing a gun and demanding money. that's when an employee fires a shot at the suspect who then runs out of store. jenna: violence intensifying in yemen where al-qaeda militants stormed a prison freeing hundreds of inmates there. st the first major al-qaeda
operation since saudi arabia went on the offensive inside yemen. that's where we've seen a potential of spate of terror attacks against the u.s. hashed and launched. our next guest recently said this quote: it was a train wreck that anyone who knows anything about yemen could see happening. we put our head in the sand, and the train wreck has happened, and now we are saying how did this happen? ali soufan is a former fbi agent. spent a lot of time in this country, ali what do you think about is happening there? >> the problem has to do with yemen itself. all the contributing factors are rooted with yemeni politics, culture and economy. unfortunately, with the tug-of-war that's happening between saudi arabia and iran all these political matters in yemen became regional issues. and unfortunately, they are becoming sectarian issues
because both regional countries have nothing to offer. but going to the lowest common denominator, which is sectarianism. the problem is with sectarianism, the moment the genie is out of the bottle, it's going to be impossible to contain it to bring it back to the bottle or contain it in yemen. jenna: speaking of that, what does it mean for us? we've talked about the terror plots hatched by al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula. do you see that proliferating now that there's chaos on the grown eenld more? -- even more? >> it's the most effective affiliate against united states interests. they tried to attack the homeland on multiple of times. even the underwear bomber was sent by al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula. so this is the number one threat for the homeland, from al-qaeda and its affiliates. today with the whole chaos that's happening in yemen, al-qaeda appears to replenish their members. hay -- they attacked a jail
released about 200 of their operatives from the jail. some of them are in leadership position. we've seen that before. al-qaeda was a dying organization in yemen. after 9/11 i was part of a u.s. team from intelligence and military agencies. we went there, we were able to disrupt the plot and put many of the leaders from al-qaeda in yemen and the arabian peninsula in jail. jenna: you've sat across the table from some of these guys and put them in prison. >> we interrogated them, and i worked closely to prosecute them and convict them. jenna: so, i mean, to the hear news today ali, having done all that work and hearing these inmates are suddenly free, that must resonate with you. >> it happened in february of 2006 the same thing happened. after of we put all these guys in jail they dug a tunnel and came out in sana'a. who are these people? the leaders of aqap today.
the people who send the underwear bomber to the united states people who used to be the secretary of osama bin laden. so what we see happening today is they are getting more prisoners out. what does that mean? that means that they have the plan plan to take advantage of the chaos that is existing exactly like isis took advantage and start releasing former baathists and former jihadists from jails in iraq and took over big lairs of iraq. a -- areas of iraq. jenna: i only have about 20 seconds, we're up against a hard break, but what do we do about it? >> we have to have a comprehensive policy not only towards yemen, but also towards the whole region. and we cannot solve these terrorist threats without solving the incubating factors that's feeding them especially regional conflict. how can you deal with terrorism in yemen if you don't deal with the regional problem that's causing this war to happen in yemen in the fist place? jenna: great to have you. thank you so much.
jon: millionaire murder suspect robert durst returning to dmowrt new orleans moments ago for a preliminary hearing on weapons charges. durst remains many jail after a judge denied bond for him last week. meantime durst's lawyer says he wants the arrest warrant thrown out because the gun and other evidence were only discovered after what he calls a warrantless search of durst's hotel room. let's bring in fred tecce, jon man orwellian to you first, fred, you're the former prosecutor here. >> yeah.
short end of this story. go ahead. jon: the fbi agents find durst in the lobby of the hotel in new orleans. >> right. jon: they frisk him, they don't find anything on him. at that point, his lawyer says you're got to let the guy go. they went up to the hotel room and found the gun. >> here's the disconnect, what happened between what was going on in the lobby, and what happened when they went up to the room? did they tell robert durst he was under arrest? look, absent extenuating circumstances, the two fbi agents should know they shouldn't be searching a hotel room without a warrant unless they're worried about evidence being destroyed. i've got some questions about that search. jon: it sounds like you think durst's lawyer might have a point here. >> well, he may have on that thing. durst has taken his money, and they're throwing everything up against the wall. they're contesting the arrest warrant, the search warrants. ultimately, this guy -- there's
a lot of ed against this guy -- evidence against this guy. i think this guy's guilty, but they're giving this guy the best defense money can buy. jon: yeah. well he's presumed innocent until proven. john, what do you think? exigent circumstance for the fbi to go search his room or not? >> i don't think so. i think at the time he was detained, there was no fear that he was going to commit any kind of destruction of evidence, there was no information for the fbi to believe other people were in the room to destroy the evidence. they could have easily gotten a warrant. in today's technological time we can easily get a warrant through computers. it's not that difficult. so right now the prosecution has the burden of showing whether or not the warrantless search was reasonable or not. it's a preponderance of the evidence, so there's a 51-49 shot he could win. if he doesn't win, then he basically winds up defending the charges as they are which is a slam dunk prosecution case. so this is the only out for
robert durst. jon: there's also within the question of timing, fred, the fact that he was arrested on the same weekend basically, that hbo show had him spouting out about i killed them all, supposedly that's what he said. >> go figure. jon: now, his attorney says look these fbi agents didn't even know a california arrest warrant had been issued at the time they picked him up. >> well, they didn't, and that's not the point. ultimately if california indicts him, that issue goes away, and that's an issue that gets litigated in california. the other thing is this, remember, this is a guy who's been known to be living under an ail januaries. he's been caught -- alias he's been caught and found dressing up as a woman who is handicapped. so you know and he had $44,000 this his hoe -- in his hotel room and a map of cuba. this guy was a flight risk.
jon: right. >> this really will turn on whether or not what they did was reasonable but i think john's right, this could go east way. jon: john, if they picked him up under questionable pretenses in new orleans, does the possibility of the murder charge go away because of the way he was arrested this new orleans? >> i don't think the possibility the california arrest is going to go away. there's an alleged confession made on "the jinx." this is the closest the prosecution is going to get to robert durst. this is their last shot so i think they're going to take their t shot. if robert durst for some reason dodges the budget in new orleans he will be extradited in california -- jon: even if the arrest in new orleans though was made without a warrant, the search, etc. >> i'm sorry, go ahead, john. jon: john -- >> that's correct, and fred's correct. this is going to go to california. if he wins the new orleans charge he's still looking at murder charges in california. jon: all right. john, fred, thank you both.
>> thanks for having me. >> thank you. jenna: new fears about a loophole in any nuke agreement with iran why manda inspections might be enough to keep iran from building a bomb. plus, the golden arches announcing pay raises for 90,000 workers nationwide as the rollout of a similar move in one major city sparks a huge backlash. ♪ is it the insightful strategies and analytical capabilities that make edward jones one of the biggest financial services firms in the country? or is it 13,000 financial advisors who take the time to say thank you? 'night jim. gonna be a while? i am liz got a little writing to do. ♪ it's why edward jones is the big company that doesn't act that way.
jon: right now a quick look at what's still come this hour of "happening now." the second black box just recovered at the crash site this the french alps. what investigators hope it will tell them about the final months of the germanwings flight and the actions of the copilot. the drought in california causing the governor to take drastic action there, what he just did and how everyone in the state will feel the impact. plus mcdonald's employees about to get something extra from the food chain and we're not talking about a happy meal toy. we're live with details on that. jenna: some breaking news now. we're expecting a news conference shortly in switzerland where there are early reports a preliminary deal has been reached in the iran nuclear talks. we'll wait and see for more on that. this as new concerns surface about what tehran may be doing beyond its borders with words they could be hiding nuclear materials in north korea and syria and this could turn out to be a major loophole that would only call for inspspections at iranian sites within ran.
our next guest is a senior fellow at the foundation for defense of democrats, and, ali you antely did some research -- recently did some research taking a look at the multi-volume memoirs of a once-president still current government official in iran and what they said about their nuclear program. what did he say? >>? >> mr. rafsanjani's memoirs were published with slight i have more than 20 years of delay, and in these memoirs he's talking about a relationship between iran and north korea, particularly about shipment of special commodity between iran and north korea. iran importing a specific commodity, special commodity with which, you know iran could advance certain unspecified programs. and i think it should be a source of concern to any nuclear negotiator here in the u.s. that, you know, nobody knows what type of materials iran exported to north korea and what type of materials iran imported
from that country. jenna: interesting these memoirs as we mentioned, they're published in farsi. you write and speak farsi so you're able to look at them but why publicly would an official be so open about this? do you think it's propaganda? >> he wants to be remembered as the father of the nuclear bomb and he knows that within a decade iran is going to be a nuclear power, and he certainly wants to take the honor and prestige of having been that key person in that process. jenna: so do you think this is a way, as we take a look at these memoirs, that regardless what's agreed upon for a deal and inspections inside iran, that this is just evidence that iran is working different angles to continue to pursue a nuclear weapon? >> absolutely, and i am deeply concerned that the united states government is not paying too much attention to the persian language material particularly memoirs of rain man statesmen -- iranian statesmen and the murky and secretive relationship between iran and north korea.
jenna: what do you think the motivation isesome. >> possibly because the obama administration so desperately wants an agreement. and if that kind of information comes to the knowledge of the public, it makes negotiation process even more difficult. and iran is not going to give any specific answers to these questions. so if you really want to have an agreement, you probably do not want to know much about it. jenna: interesting. one of points that has been holding up a deal is whether or not iran will answer honestly about pursuits in their nuclear program a decade ago, taking a look back. they've never talked about that and it's interesting you're already seeing one perspective about perhaps what they were doing. one of the other things you've looked at a lot is the revolutionary guard, and i think it bears reminding who's really in control in the country regardless of who's doing the negotiations in switzer lambed. what do you think our viewers need to know about that? >> i generally believe that every american has the right to
know that behind the civil and sophisticated facade of president rouhani, there is a formidable military organization. the islamic revolutionary guards corps which is exporting terrorism to the middle east region, which is the engine of the nuclear program and which is bound to benefit most from iran becoming a nuclear power. right now mr. rouhani is getting the sanctions relief and concessions from the united states, but it's not going to be mr. rouhani who will be in power a couple of years from now. a couple of years from now it's going to be those men in uniform who are at the helm of the revolutionary guards corps. jenna: and we have talked about some of those men being active in neighboring iraq as well and the pursuit of iran in that part of the world to have more of an active leadership role, quite frankly. ali, i have to ask you this before you go. one of the reasons we wanted to have you on is was you do have the language knowledge that you know. i certainly am not reading farsi
newspapers, i don't know what's happening inside of iran in the press there, and i'm just curious about your personal experience and europe journey. are you able to travel back and forth to iran? have you seep your family? tell us a little bit about that. >> well, i'm sure that i can travel back to iran, but i would probably not be able returning to america. i would only need a one-way ticket. and after entering iran i would probably also be enjoying the hospitality of the islamic republic of iran government. jenna: as being an open critic. and i should mention, ali your citizenship now, what is your status? >> i'm a naturalized citizen of denmark. denmark has been very very good to political refugees in the 1980s and '9s just like that little country helped many many of its jewish citizens flee to sweden during world war ii. it is one of those democracies which is honoring its obligations to humanity, and i'm deeply thankful to that country s. and i'm deeply thankful to
america for allowing me to contribute to the public debate in this country. jenna: it's nice to have your knowledge and your background, and i wanted our viewers to kind of understand what it actually takes to be an open critic of the regime while also being a native iranian. ali, it's great to have you on the program. news out of the deal we'll certainly see what that says and what the results are. thank you so much. look forward to having you back. >> thank you. jon: and how much we hear about the deal from the sound of things. mcdonald's is growing a growing list of corporate giants announcing plans to raise wages for 90,000 workers as one big city's new minimum wage law gets phased in. dan springer is live in seattle with more on that. >> reporter: hey jon. seattle's minimum wage is on its way up to $15 the 450euest in the nation -- highest in the nation. yesterday the phase-in began. there's an interesting twist, while private companies have no choice, it turns out public
entities don't have to pay the higher wages. the university of washington is seattle's largest employer, and this week the university announced it doesn't currently have the money to pay $2600 -- 600 student workers to pay. the architect of the $15 wage, who's a socialist, is outraged. >> it is disingenuous for them to say they don't have enough to pay $15. why don't they cut the salaries of the top executives and try to pay -- and try to increase the wages for the lowerrest paid workers? >> reporter: meantime, the private sector is all over the map in how it's dealing with the wage law. an icon kick fish restaurant decided to bump everyone's pay immediately, but it also increased prices by, get this, 21%, and is no longer encouraging customers to tip servers. they used to make $18 an hour in
tips on top of their $9 an hour wage. fast food restaurants are also raising prices. critics say the $15 experiment will raise the cost of living, lead to many businesses leaving and result in higher taxes for everyone. >> a government agency or the university of washington just raises tuition or seeks more tax money, but he was ways to get public money to pay their costs whereas businesses don't have that option. >> reporter: the $15 wage will be phased in over three years for big companies with over 500 employees and over seven years for smaller businesses, and a lot of eyeballs are on seattle to see how this works out. jon: and it's going to be a lot more expensive to visit there. dan springer, thank you. jenna: new information on the germanwings plane plowed intentionally as we're hearing into a mountain. a big find that could shed more light as we learn more about what the copilot did in the days
jon: let's find out what's ahead on "outnumbered" at the op of the hour. >> great to see you, jon. this is breaking and we'll have the latest on it, reports of islamic militants killing students at a kenyan university and holding others hostage. what this means for christians around the globe and whether we're doing enough to protect them. >> plus indiana lawmakers are announcing a fix to their controversial religious freedom law but will it only make the firestorm worse? >> and on this holy thursday, a new poll shows america cannot get enough of pope francis. just why do they love him so much? >> well, we'll ask our hash ting one lucky guy, father jonathan morris is back on the couch on this holy week. we'll see you top of the hour. jon: thank you both. jenna: news and information on the germanwings disaster in the french alps. a short time ago authoritying finding the second --
authoritying finding the second voice recorder. the pilot was taking a sedative of which can cause serious side effects. as authorities recover more wreckage, including cell phones. let's go our correspondent greg talcott who's live in dusseldorf, germany, with more. >> reporter: first to that news from french crash site which you just noted, that the second black box from the the downed plane, the flight day recorder, has been found by recovery teams. now, the voice recorder had already been found, and that contained important evidence that co-pilot andreas lubitz had deliberately crashed that plane. the data recorder will complete the picture, providing the exact track of the plane as well as functions. by the way, also found at the scene according to officials, cell phones yet to be analyzed. we have reports of a video possibly from one of those phones. meanwhile here in germany more startling news about that
co-pilot. the chief prosecutor here just about an hour ago revealing that in the days leading up to the crash, lubitz was researching various methods of suicide and the security mechanism on that cockpit door. this was discovered via the broading history on a tablet computer which was found at the lubitz home indicating at least some degree of premeditation for the act and perhaps a suicidal decide says which sables said he had dealt with a few years ago. amidst more reports that lubitz visited the hospital and four doctors in the wake of a car accident late last year in which he thought he damaged his vision and his hearing. that turned out to be, according to reports psychosomatic, but he was still as you noted, prescribed a lot of strong drugs. numerous reports going around that he thought he was going to lose his prized job. now jenna, taken altogether this is looking like last week's deadly crash -- in which 149
innocent people died can be could have been the result of some recent difficult times for lubitz and a very troubled past. we're still tracking it m back to you. jenna: greg, thank you. jon: twelve school employees, many parents trusted to teach their children now those educators are convicted in a widespread cheating scandal. plus, the new move by california's governor in the face of a crisis. how what he's doing will affect everyone in california. and tomorrow and sunday nights a program note, 8 p.m. eastern on the fox fox business channel, killing jesus -- fox news channel, killing jesus don't miss it. grind virtually any kind of food waste into an unending source of electrical power for a city? when emerson takes up the challenge
inflating students' scores on standardized exams. prosecutorses say they falsified the scores to collect bonuses and keep their jobs in atlanta's public school system. the suspects include teachers, a schoolal and other administrators who are now facing up to 20 years in prison. jon: crisis in california in the face of historic drought where for the first time ever the state just imposed mandatory water restrictions. william la jeunesse live in l.a. with more on that. william? >> reporter: jon, you know california tried voluntary restrictions last year and even water wastest didn't get fined. now the situation is worse. governor brown yesterday ordered mandatory water reductions of 25% statewide and across the board. >> one thing we know is we're standing on dry grass, and we should be standing in five feet of snow. that's the way it's been.
we're in an historic drought and that demands unprecedented action. >> reporter: that's because snow pack replenishes state rez worries which car -- reservoirs, but eight of the largest reservoirs in south and central california are 67% below capacity. that means that golf courses and cemeteries are going to have to dramatically cut pack. developers must install drip can irrigation in new homes rebates to get rid of lawns and old appliances and unfortunately for farmers, they don't have those same options. it takes a gallon of water to grow a single almond? 35 for a head of broccoli168 for a watermelon. they're going to suffer most. as those nasa photos show, you know, comparing 2013 to 2014, 62% of california is now in an extreme drought with ripple effects through the economy especially the central valley where analysts expect farm
unemployment to skyrocket. as for residential users, jon, lock districts are likely to give hoping owners a set amount of water at a reasonable price with big p penalties if they use more. jon: and we're all going to be feeling the effect if those farmers their crops are so important to the rest of the nation. >> reporter: indeed. california provides 290 crops, and the single supplier for about 19 different nuts and other vegetables so yeah, you're going to feel it at the grocery store. jon: william law jewish necessary, thanks. jenna: well, some new stories we're woking on in the second hour of "happening now," a teenager treated under a court order for cancer is now in remission. the judge's ruling is drawing national attention. also it could be a huge breakthrough in fighting skin cancer, why doctors say they're getting closer to a cure for melanoma. and we want to hear from you, what kind of impact will the corruption charges have on senator menendez's political
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jenna: the cost of popping the question is going up but not the question you might be thinking of. prom proposals. new and expensive way of asking a date to prom. on average these proposals can set you back more than $300. to put that into perspective that is average 1/3 of a teen's budget. what guys are doing or maybe ladies, putting together elaborate proposals to get dates to prom. way over the top. jon: like what? jenna: riding in on a horse to ask the girl to the dance. or like, the big announcement in the auditorium in front of everybody else. jon: stressful enough to pop the question when you're in high school. why go to extra lengths and spend money? jenna: looking at twitter.
some are making me nervous. you have to say yes. what are you going to do, say no in front of a crowd? jon: i'm glad my kids are pretty much out of high school. see you back here after "outnumbered." >> "outnumbered" starts right now. >> we begin with a fox news alert. christians targeted in a deadly attack at a college campus in kenya just ahead of easter that is the timing. shabaab claiming responsibility in a hostage situation unfolding right now. this is "outnumbered." i'm harris faulkner. here today andrea tantaros. host of "kennedy" on fox business network kennedy herself. host of "money" with melissa francis melissa francis. today's hag #oneluckyguy father jonathan morris. we have so much to get to. christians in harm's way around the world but